Major News and Events of 25 May 2016
What Happened on 25 May 2016
Pay Rs. 9,000 to gaushala for cow slaughter, says High Court
Voluntary retirement of old vehicle to fetch discounts on new one
Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will be declaring the results of the arts stream of the intermediate (IA) Class 12 at 2:00 p.m. today. Meanwhile, matriculation or Class 10 results would be declared on 28 May 2016. Earlier, the board officials had announced declaration of IA and Class 10 results on 21 May and 25 May respectively. A higher count of students is quoted as the reason behind deferring the date for declaring the IA and matriculation examination results.
As per the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act, rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years and a fine of up to Rs. 1 lakh were applicable on slaughtering a cow. Passed in March 2015, the act has undergone a change wherein the Punjab and Haryana high court has said that a man accused of cow slaughter is eligible for premature release from jail if he is willing to denote Rs. 9,000 to a gaushala.
If you still own a pre-2005 model vehicle, then opting for its voluntary retirement may help you save around 14-15 per cent on the purchase of a new car or any other vehicle. The road transport and highways ministry has demanded response for this initiative, from all departments and ministries. It is also proposed that the existing owner of an old vehicle would be eligible to receive 50 per cent discount in the excise tax whenever he purchases a brand new car.